Barca appeal Messi, Guardiola yellows
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Barcelona will appeal the yellow cards handed out to star midfielder Lionel Messi and coach Josep Guardiola during Wednesday's 4-0 UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Bayern Munich.

The appeals will be heard by UEFA on Saturday, the Spanish club said.

Messi, who scored twice, was booked for diving in the 17th minute after a clash with Bayern defender Christian Lell while Guardiola was sent to the stands by English referee Howard Webb for debating a decision.

"I can't control myself. I am like that," said Guardiola after the game.